Betelnut > Hutong [San Francisco]
The Chron reports that Betelnut's last day is March 3, and a week later it will reopen as Hutong. Same chef, same owners, new menus, new grill, new naan oven.
Went last night.
It didn't feel like it was all that different. The decor only slightly changed IMO.
Food: Had the asparagus: same as the green beans
Short ribs: nothing different, still good
Oysters with siracha ice, No thanks. way too much siracha, took away from the taste of the oysters
Sashimi: my fav dish by far
Chicken livers were great
Lamb belly was good at the start but became soggy really fast
Gulf prawns were a nice take of the bacon wrapped prawn
Roti was good, but I really did not need to order it.
I knew you would be all over this.
I heard this little rumour last week and Kinda didnt believe it.
I actually made a ressie for 2 weeks from now, just to see if I get a call.
I have a hard time they are gonna do a full on turn around, decor and food training and all, in one week.
re: Robert Lauriston
I got this tip last week from a good source and they are talking about booths, paint, new everything.
The staff didnt officially know this was happening till, well its was scooped. the plan was to tell the staff at their Staff party next monday. and close the next day.
It should be interesting!